Time: April 14, 2012 from 11am to 12pm
Location: Downtown Library Auditorium
Street: 5th Street
Website or Map: http://www.cabq.gov/library/
Event Type: announcement/reading
Organized By: Don McIver
Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2012
What: Albuquerque Poet Laureate Announcement
When: Saturday, April 14th at 11:00 AM
Where: Downtown Library Auditorium
Albuquerque joins the ranks of Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Milwaukee, WI; Birmingham, AL; Tacoma WA; and other cities by naming its first city-wide Poet Laureate on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at 11 a.m. the Downtown Public Library. The announcement will include a short reading by Joan Logghe, Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate, and Levi Romero, New Mexico’s Centennial Poet, as well as a longer reading by the new Poet Laureate.
The Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program (APLP) celebrates poetry by offering a resident poet who makes meaningful connections, honors and serves our diverse community, elevates the importance of the art form, and shares poetry with Albuquerque residents. Over the course of a year, the Organizing Committee (OC) has created and steered a process involving interested community members (the Selection Committee) as they sorted through applications from interested applicants and selected the Poet Laureate.
For more information about the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program please visit the website: